"Don't eat your kids' leftovers. The crusts from a PB&J sandwich or two slices of pizza add around 130 calories! Most moms don't count these bites, but cutting them out is one of the biggest changes that'll speed up your weight loss."
Rachel Beller, R.D., nutrition expert for The Biggest Loser and author of Eat to Lose, Eat to Win
"Use your social network. Studies show that people who exercise in teams lose more weight, for example. Surround yourself with people who will help you get more active, who will watch your kids for an hour while you work out, and who remind you that what you're doing is really positive."
Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., physical activity and nutrition researcher at Tufts University and co-author of The Social Network Diet
"Dig out your kids' old plates or buy small ones for perfect portion control. Your mind will see a full plate of food and sense satiety, even though you're eating less. Over the course of three meals, you could easily save 500 calories a day."
Becky Hand, R.D., co-author of The Spark Solution: A Complete Two-Week Diet Program to Fast-Track Weight Loss and Total Body Health
Give Your Metabolism a Boost
Follow these tips to trick your body into dropping more pounds: